Recent news headlines on drugs have been split between the Liberal government’s promise to legalize marijuana and the wave of drug overdoses related to fentanyl use. These issues, despite their many facets, are surprisingly straightforward when compared to complex drug investigations and take-downs that also grace the front page of the Toronto Star. Drugs are […]
Lawfully Filming Police
Few inventions in the past thirty years have had a greater impact on law enforcement than the video camera. The realities of police violence can be hidden easily behind corroborated reports of police officers, until of course, events are captured on video. The March 3, 1991 video taken of a group of Los Angeles police […]
Your Rights in a Digital Age
Cell phones carry a staggering amount of intimate information, more than any other device in our possession. The convenience of having web browsing capability, email, texting, messaging apps, camera, and a telephone all in one place has centralized the storage of this information. Passcodes and fingerprint technology are frequently used against the average intrusive stranger, […]
Police Use of Excessive Force in Toronto. Criminal?
Police are a necessary part of any functional society, but what happens if you stop feeling protected and begin feeling threatened by your police force? It is not a society that many would choose to live in but unfortunately it is starting to become a trend in many big cities, including Toronto. On November 4, […]